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2020 Saratoga Chowderfest Special Events & Entertainment

Editor's Note (12/30/2020 8AM): Please note that for 2021, Saratoga Chowderfest has been reimagined as the social distancing-friendly Saratoga Chowder Tour, which will be held from Saturday, January 30 - Saturday, February 6, 2021. Below, you can read about the special events and entertainment that took place during Chowderfest 2020 for an idea of what to expect in 2022.

2021's reimagined Chowderfest - the Saratoga Chowder Tour - will not feature any special events, just lots of delicious chowder! Below is a look back at 2020's special events to give those of you who have never attended something to look forward to when Chowderfest returns in 2022.

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A Look Back 2020's Chowderfest Entertainment Schedule

  • 11:00AM: Pat Decker at Putnam Place
  • 11:00AM - 4:00PM: Garland Nelson at Embassy Suites
  • 11:00AM - 4:00PM: Dan Sherwin at Prime at Saratoga National
  • 11:00AM - 4:00PM: Masters of Nostalgia at Mouzon House
  • 11:00AM - 4:00PM: PJ Duo at Dango's
  • 12:00PM: Tailspin, BJ Fitzgerald & The Ill Funk Ensemble at Spa City Tap & Barrel
  • 12:00PM - 3:00PM: Nate at Carson's Woodside Tavern
  • 1:00PM - 4:00PM: DJ Vince at Saratoga City Tavern

When Chowderfest Returns In 2022, We Hope It Will Include Events Like These

  • Lia Nissan of Saratoga will have a vehicle on Ellsworth Jones Place
  • Head inside the Saratoga Springs City Center and visit the Albany Tunnel honoring 911 fallen firefighter Stephen Siller
  • A Snappy Sam Open Photo Booth will be available for free photos at the Saratoga Springs City Center
  • A Saranac Soda tasting tent and kids activities will be set up on the lawn of the City Center from 11:00AM - 2:00PM
  • Saratoga Miss Softball will sell bottled water outside Ben & Jerry's on Phila Street
  • Mouzon House will have a tarot card reader
  • Prime at Saratoga National will offer $1 oysters
  • On the Spot Photos is celebrating 11 years of being a part of Saratoga Chowderfest. Have your group's photo taken by them and then pick up your photo at Impressions of Saratoga
  • Balloon Gal Jenny will be twisting balloon creations and Miss Stacey's Faces will provide face painting at the City Center from 11:00AM - 2:00PM.
  • The Children's Museum of Saratoga will have "Exciting Engineering" for kids to enjoy
  • Farmers Hardware will host a Chowderfest Pre-Party from 8:30AM - 11:00AM
  • Sperry's will be having a tiki-themed pig roast and pop-up tiki bar

At 2020's Chowderfest, These Radio Stations & DJs Were On The Scene

  • FLY 92.3 Albany Broadcasting - Outside the Saratoga Springs Heritage Area Visitor Center from 11:00AM - 2:00PM
  • 99.5 The River - Lawn of the Visitor Center from 11:00AM - 4:00PM
  • WEQX The Real Alternative - Henry Street from 11:00AM - 4:00PM
  • KISS 102.3 (iHeartMedia) - Top of Caroline Street from 11:00AM - 4:00PM
  • PYX 106 (iHeartMedia) - Bottom of Caroline Street from 11:00AM - 4:00PM
  • 107.7 GNA (Townsquare Media) - The Downtowner parking lot from 11:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Q105.7 Albany's Rock Station (Townsquare Media) - Phila Street from 11:00AM - 4:00PM
  • ALT 103.5 (Townsquare Media) - Inside the Saratoga Springs City Center from 11:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Saratoga's Star Radio - On Henry Street in front of The Parting Glass from 11:00AM - 2:00PM

There Was Fun To Be Had After 2020's Chowderfest

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